An Open Letter to the Democratic Party From the Berniecrats
The time for status quo shortsightedness, superficiality, and consumerist distraction has passed- and your permission is not required.
An Open Letter to the Democratic Party From the Berniecrats
By Michael Emero / filmsforaction.org
Jun 11, 2016
Attention D.N.C. and the corporate establishment: The rules have changed. Or rather, we're putting them back the way they should be, the way they were originally intended. Now it's your job to earn our votes. It's our job to freely decide if you deserve them... or not. America's been giving them to whoever 'might not be as bad as the other guy' for so long now that it's sadly become a normalized abusive relationship. Many perpetrators of their own destruction ignorantly yet vehemently defend it in classic victim-denial mentality. Whilst surrendering any control over their own lives, they may demean and disparage us for patriotically refusing to do so; but our eyes are opened. We respect ourselves (and our country) too much to continue this perpetual race to the bottom. We refuse to be a part of the party elites' scheme they've brainwashed the majority into accepting responsibility for. We reject the enablement of coerced false dichotomies masquerading as democracy. It's an insult to us as citizens, a slap in the face to our founding fathers, and a corporate-sponsored pissing contest all over our nation's now-hollow ideals of equality, justice, and real freedom. News flash: the informed American populace doesn't find that okay.
 
Here's the deal. We don't give a crap about what you want, or which party is in office. We owe the corrupt two-party system and the egotistical out-of-touch millionaires who run both absolutely nothing. In fact, we're increasingly finding it tough to locate any redeeming qualities in the way you operate, the candidates you choose, or the agendas and policies you adopt. As politicians, it's supposed to be your job to work to earn the support of the people; instead, in true immoral capitalist fashion, you've found a way to purchase it. Through mainstream media, constant PR manipulation, and now paid troll campaign proxies, we've watched you manufacture narratives, blatantly lie and deceive, and purposely instill ignorance to produce uninformed consent. This too has become normalized, to the point of TV "news" now being less trustworthy than many independent blogs. Historically, the majority of Americans buy into this garbage even when it's provably, factually incorrect- this country has been conditioned in nearly every way to blindly settle. Thus our opportunities, jobs, freedoms, incomes, quality of life, security, hope for the future, and nation have all been liquidated in carefully disguised increments at our expense.
 
So this election you get to see a preview of what will be a growing reality in the years to come. The vast majority of everyone under 40 are disenfranchised with the now-typical phony, self-serving establishment politics. Independents represent the largest percentage voting base. We are the inevitable future, and apparently the conscience of America. If you want our vote, stop acting like greedy businessmen and start acting like our representatives. We vote for civil servants of provable character. We vote for individuals we can trust to defend our interests. We vote not based on label, spin, or fear, but on merit. We don't work for you; you work for us. These last twelve months have made it clear that you don't believe that, and need a reminder. So come August 2nd, if the only trustworthy, qualified candidate was not selected at the contested Democratic Convention, we will accept your resignation as our party of choice and leave en masse. It will be unfortunate that there is no longer any major party with true progressive or ethical values, but that can be easily remedied. We are the largest coalition of civil rights activists in history; our worsening situations ensure our continued efforts and growing support. The People's Party has a nice ring to it.
 
We aren't responsible for stopping Trump. If he wins, he's on your heads for undemocratically coronating a candidate we made quite clear we could not and would not support. Hillary, and politicians like her, are the cause, product, and facilitators of this corrupt corporatized oligarchy. Voting for her is a vote for fracking, TPP, war, money in politics, conscience-bareft duplicitous political expediency, fraud, electioneering, cover-ups, and scandals; everything she stands for, we find not just destructive, but offensive and repugnant. We will not debase ourselves nor render our one democratic expression of voice meaningless. Neither are acceptable alternatives, and when neither are, that's exactly what we will choose. We won't drink offered bleach because the store was out of the soda we purchased. If you select the unwanted, weaker candidate, your race to the bottom will finally be within sight. There is no lesser evil when both options guarantee our own continued exploitation and enslavement. There is no lesser evil when corruption is so rampant and legitimized. And anyone who thinks otherwise acts out of fear while sending a clear message to the billionaire party cabals, "I will take what is given to me, no matter what the consequences."
 
Real democracy isn't a staged celebrity death match. Real elections aren't high-dollar pyramid schemes. We deserve true representation, and with or without either party, we will inevitably eventually get it. Like any civil rights issue in America's past, it's worth the work, worth the sacrifice, worth the long haul. Until the bar is set higher, conditions in our government will never change. It's time to stop opening the door for the fox then wondering why the hens are gone. No matter how long it takes to re-establish a fair and equitable system for all, the alternative- a status quo of violence, subjugation, and hopelessness- is no longer acceptable. If you refuse to acknowledge that and us, then we will respond likewise. We support those who support us, it's that simple. Peace. Equality. Fairness. If you want our membership, support, donations, enthusiasm and votes, there's only one way that's happening. Otherwise, we will return your membership rolls to the fractional percentage they were a year ago, and wish you luck in the general election with your struggling candidate. Likely it will even facilitate the long overdue rise of third party alternatives, since that's where the majority of us will be responsibly applying our votes. I guess we'll find out, huh?
 
Welcome to the real America: of the people, by the people, for the people.
4.6 ·
6
Trending Today
Globalization Makes No Sense
Chris Agnos · 27,877 views today · When I lived in San Francisco, I often would marvel at the movement of goods through the ports across the bay in Oakland. Full container ships would enter the bay one after...
Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Body
4 min · 13,595 views today · Vestigial structures are evolution's leftovers — body parts that, through inheritance, have outlived the context in which they arose. Some of the most delightful reminders of...
The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe
3 min · 4,949 views today · This is Neil Degrasse Tyson's response when asked to describe the most astounding fact about the universe. Background music is the cinematic orchestra - To build a home.
Stunning Small Homes Form Part of a Communal Compound for Best Friends
Lighter Side · 4,232 views today · If you’re lucky enough to have longtime friends even as an adult, then you know probably already know how much it means to be able to spend time together. Maybe you even have a...
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
George Lakey · 3,350 views today · Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
To Change Everything, Start Everywhere
8 min · 3,028 views today · To Change Everything, Start Everywhere! The case for complete self-determination—a guide for the furious, the curious, and the pure of heart. To Change Everything: An...
The Foiled Bomb Plot in Kansas That Didn't Make Trump's Terror List
5 min · 2,879 views today · When a plot by a pro-white militia to bomb a Somali mosque in Kansas was foiled by the FBI last October, the aborted conspiracy received little national coverage - nor did it...
The London Anarchist Group Squatting Mansions to Fight Homelessness
6 min · 2,645 views today · London squatting activists ANAL (Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians) are squatting empty multi-million pound buildings and opening them up to the homeless.
Where the Term "Redneck" Came From
15 min · 2,632 views today · If you don't know this story, you'll never look at the word the same again.  This is just a window into the sometimes shocking, subversive and untold history of the United...
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min · 2,380 views today · Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching...
Transition From Caterpillar to Butterfly as Analogy for Social Change
4 min · 2,327 views today · An exceprt from Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview in which Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about the fractal nature of reality and compares the current global awakening and the...
From Sanctuary City to Liberated City
Frank Lara · 2,082 views today · In just one week, with several strokes of a pen, Trump unleashed upon the working class in the U.S. an attack not seen in decades. From his attack on the flawed Affordable Care...
The Fire Within
Words by Sophie Scholl - Illustrations by Gavin Aung Than · 1,806 views today · Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) was a German activist who is famous for speaking out against the Nazi regime. Scholl was a member of a protest group called The White Rose, which...
Michael Moore Wants to Help You Find Your Next Anti-Trump Protest
Sarah Ruiz-Grossman · 1,686 views today · The Resistance Calendar lists upcoming rallies across the country.
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain · 1,539 views today · Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months...
How a Lack of Touch Is Destroying Men
Mark Green · 1,108 views today · Why Men Need More Platonic Touch in their Lives
10 Words Every Girl Should Learn
Soraya Chemaly · 1,046 views today · "Stop interrupting me."  "I just said that." "No explanation needed." In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My...
Redneck Revolt Presents: A Message to the Patriot Movement
6 min · 969 views today · Over the past few weeks, Redneck Revolt has been communicating with a former member of a III% Patriot Militia based out of Ohio. Peter made contact with our organization after...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 805 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
Compassion, the Antidote
Martin Doblmeier · 802 views today · Thich Nhat Hanh has published nearly 100 books and is one of the best-known teachers of Zen Buddhism in the world today. In the early 1960s his practice of what he termed...
Load More
What's Next
Like us on Facebook?
An Open Letter to the Democratic Party From the Berniecrats